BMW 2002 – the ultimate driving machine

The idea to restomod a BMW 2002 is not new, of course not. Guys have been doing that for years, decades. To do that myself is not new either. And when I learned that my buddy Oliver is working on such a machine up there in San Francisco, I pricked up my ears. 

The colour is – a coincidence. Oliver was just way faster than me, with the 70 hours workweek I had and moving abroad. But anyway. The result is stunning and I’d like to share some specs and photos of the car with you. All info, specs and pictures are from Oliver.

Interior

Well, needless to say, the car is completely gone through. Redone Recaro seats (not sure though if thats real Recaros), new headliner, new carpet, rear seat delete and a bolt in rollbar.

The pedal box has been rebuilt as well as the gauges. Oliver added custom door panels, handles and window knobs. All in all a very neat interior.

Exterior

He added the turbo flares which really makes that car a stunner – together with the shorty rear bumper. But the best is really the inside out Miami Blue Colour in basecoat / clear coat.

Engine

Now we’re coming to the inner inside. Boom. It’s got a ’92 M42 318 E30 engine in it which has been inspected and resealed. The head was machined and got new headgaskets, the stock radiator was installed. The trans was re-sealed as well, new bushings of course. Exhaust is also a custom one made by the resto shop, straight piped with 2 bungs. The suspension is another part which works absolutely fantastic on that car. It’s a Ireland Engineering Coilover Kit. Wheels are Compomotive LC501, rebuilt 15-8.5/9.5

Don’t you love listening to the engine?

But Oliver isn’t the only BMW guy out there who painted a car in that colour. My Porsche Buddy Nathan saw what I am building and sent me pictures of a BMW M4 GTS which he painted in Miami Blue for a client (from South Florida, just saying). It’s a high quality respray with everything out but the engine.

Check out the instagram of the owner, Wakly, he’s got some more shots of the car. And this is the guy who did this, Nathan, check out his instagram for awesome Porsche builts.